Joseph Priestley FRS was an English chemist, natural philosopher, separatist theologian, grammarian, multi-subject educator, and liberal political theorist who published over 150 works. He has historically been credited with the discovery of oxygen, having isolated it in its gaseous state, although Carl Wilhelm Scheele and Antoine Lavoisier also have strong claims to the discovery, Scheele having discovered it in 1772, two years before Priestley... Read More
|Born||24 March [O.S. 13 March] 1733
Birstall, Yorkshire, England
|Died||6 February 1804 (aged 70)
Northumberland, Pennsylvania, U.S.
|Occupation||Chemist, natural philosopher, theologian, grammarian, teacher|